The Argyle Empress

EmpressHong Kong luxury jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook has announced its debut of a special statement piece which combines rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine with Imperial Jade. The stunning necklace, appropriately named “The Argyle Empress” showcases more than 43 carats of Argyle Pink Diamonds, including five of its signature Pink Tender diamonds collected over the past five years. The Rio Tinto diamonds are combined with 33 rare Imperial Jade beads, creating an exquisite combination of rare treasures from opposite ends of the Earth.
Pink diamonds are one of the most highly coveted gems for their rarity and unique color. Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine which is operated in Western Australia, produces and sells more than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamonds in a broad range of colours and sizes.

The jewelled empress is valued at $5.5 million and has been inspired by the Hong Kong Camellia. Pink diamond-encrusted flower motifs are offset perfectly by the vibrant greens from the surrounding jade, creating a blend of East and West. “This heirloom piece of jewellery is the first of its kind for the growing Chinese market and will take its place in history as a coveted masterpiece,” says Josephine Johnson, manager of Argyle Pink Diamonds.

At Secret Sapphire, we carry many different colored stones including small pink diamonds which can be incorporated into custom made pieces, such as necklaces or rings. Pink diamonds, depending on intensity of color, are not as unreachable as people may think, and can be used to create unique and timeless pieces. Call us at 604-558-3638 to book an appointment with Monica Tsao, graduate gemologist and jewelry designer, and she can help you design a custom piece of jewellery which will make you feel like an empress.